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Novel by Frances Mayes:"Women in Sunlight" in conversation with Elizabeth Renzetti



Novel  by Frances Mayes:

On the Occasion of "Curious Minds Weekend // Frances Mayes presents her latest, eagerly anticipated works: “Women in Sunlight”, a heartfelt novel about four American strangers who bond in Tuscany; and “See You in the Piazza”.  Put aside those weekend Travel sections and experience the romance of Italy firsthand with this irresistible storyteller.

Book sale and signing to follow.

In conversation with Elizabeth Renzetti, a columnist and feature writer for The Globe and Mail

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Sun, Mar 3    12:00 PM
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About the Author

FRANCES MAYES is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun–which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane. It was followed by Bella Tuscany and two illustrated books, In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home. She is also the author of the novel, Swan, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

About Women in Sunlight

By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes’s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year.

She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? An expat herself and with her own unfinished story, she can’t help but question: will they find what they came for?

Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women—Julia, Camille, and Susan—all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany. Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a gusto for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. But how? With Kit’s friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten—and with drastic and unforeseeable results.


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Date: Sunday, March 03, 2019

Time: At 12:00 pm

Organized by : Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema | 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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